THE ITALIAN INFLUENCE IN ENGLISH POETRY.
- Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1955).
- cloth, dust jacket.
- 346 pages.
Price: $17.50 other currencies
Order Nr. 57988
First edition. The story of English travelers in Italy and students at Padua. The non-dramatic work of the various poets is analyzed and the results of scattered research is drawn together for the first time to make a comprehensive picture. Sells shows how beginning with Chaucer, Englishmen took from Italy many forms of their poetry and many of their techniques, subject matter and inspiration. Illustrated and indexed. Presentation from author on free endpaper. Cloth covers have some faded spots and dust jacket has a 3 by 1 inch piece missing from the top of spine.